QRX during storms

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 by

There was no 160m activity last night because the 26m high vertical was de-tuned. As we explained before we got high gust of wind yesterday and the wires of the capacitive hat moved and seams to be not at the right place. The wind dropped down a bit and we’ll try to fix that today.

Almost 80k QSOs done!

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 by

Today we should reach 80k QSOs. We should already be listed there for the Mega DXpeditions Honor Roll. Give a look to previous great DX-Peditions:

Days after day the situation is different. Last night propagation was not as usual ! High bands closed very early with no conditions on 17 & 20m right after our sunset. Our hard work on low bands RX antennas has finally paid. Many QSO were achieved on 80 and 160m with all parts of the

50k QSOs reached

Monday, 04 April 2016 by

Hello from JDN, all is going pretty well. We reached last night the 50K qso and we continue to run the pile-up that are at certain time of the day really big. We try to exploit the bands from their opening till the end of the propagation. This allow us to work all continents from

Day 4 and first week-end. We have now entered in the daily routine of the dxpedition : operating, eating, sleeping. During the 3 first days we kept a daily rate over the 10K QSO. Up to seven stations are on the air simultaneously. It is not possible of course to keep them all the time active

Ready to be OTA!

Monday, 28 March 2016 by

After 2 days aboard the « Antsivia » and almost 2000 qso as /MM, we are now achored near Juan de Nova. As our documents indicates, we’ll be allowed to desembark tomorow at sunrise. The team is impatient to put a feet on the island and start setting up the camp. The desembarking plan is already defined.

March 26th update

Saturday, 26 March 2016 by

We are a few hours before the departure. Yesterday, under a beating rain, we carried out the loading of our equipment on the boat. The 4 crates, sent by cargo one and a half month ago, were set at disposal at the right time by our forwarding agent. Once the documents signed by the customs

March 23th press release

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 by

After more than a year of work, we are happy to finally get into the thick of it. The team will be complete in Mayotte on Thursday around noon! The schedule for the coming days is pretty full, with the last purchases and technical checks and the loading of the boat. We will sail away

6m TEP & EME plan for FT4JA

Sunday, 13 March 2016 by

TEP We have planned some 50 MHz high-performance equipment including a dedicated station consisting of a DXBeam 6 element Yagi, an Elecraft K3 (with preamp), and an SPE Expert 1.3 KFA amplifier. The 6-meter station will operate mostly in a CW beacon mode (“CQ FT4JA”). As our satellite internet access will be very limited, we

Less than 3 weeks to go !

Monday, 07 March 2016 by

In just 10 days, the first 2 operators (F2DX & F6BEE) will head to Mayotte island. They plan to be active between March 18th to 24th from 40 to 6m, signing FH/homecalls. Reports are welcome to give us an idea of the propagation, which will be similar on Juan de Nova The 8 other operators